Minimum wage increased in Malawi

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Government of Malawi has increased the minimum wage for workers in the country.

This came to light on Friday when the minister of finance, economic planning and development Goodall Gondwe presented the 2017/18 national budget in Parliament.

Goodall Gondwe

Goodall Gondwe: confirmed of the news.

Gondwe disclosed that following consultations with the representatives of employers and employees, government has adjusted the minimum perks from K19,000 to K25,000 per month.

“In consultation with the representatives of employers and employees, the minimum wage has been increased from K19, 000 to K25,000 per month,” Gondwe stressed.

Gondwe also had good news for those earning K30,000 or less as government has increased the tax free income bracket from K20,000 per month to K30,000.

Government has however introduced 35 percent Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax to those who earn an income salary of above 3 million kwacha per month.
“The increase of the Minimum PAYE threshold from MK20,000 to MK30,000 is expected to cost Government revenue in excess of MK10 billion. It is therefore prudent for Government to explore other means of recouping this loss in revenue. One of the ways of recovering this lost revenue is by bringing in more progressivity in our tax system. In order to improve the distribution of income from the rich to the poor and increase the progressivity of the tax system. Government is introducing an additional bracket of 35 percent on those earning salaried income above MK3,000,000 per month,” said Gondwe.

He however said the tax will not affect those who earn K3 million or above from their own businesses.

The 2017/2018 national budget amounting to K1.3 trillion kwacha has been formulated so that the recurrent expenditure can be fully financed by domestic resources which are expected to total 19.7 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP).

 

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109 Comments

  1. A malawi Umbuli sudzatha iwe Dun ndalama zilingati maliseche palibe munthu amene amaonetsa kuti maliseche anga ndiyakulu chonchi, moti akukuyamikilawa ndi mbuli zizako

  2. As far as i support that the minimum wage still vry low,but i can not compare my country with other developed countries like S Africa,our status of economy is far much reach these countries,i appriciate government for this little increase,but they still have to do more than this

  3. Ndiye kuchita kutero ngati mwawonjezera ndi 150%, mungotipweteketsapo ife aku mudzi chifukwa katundu akwezanso molapitsa anzathu ogulitsawa.

  4. Ndiye mukuganiza kuti mankhwala m’zipatala za boma azipezeka?,ku police,road traffic,imigration,katangale ndi ziphuphu zintha?,mukuganiza umbava ndi uchigawenga uchepa?,mangani ndende zochuluka.Analiko azanu taonani kuli zii!

  5. people are getting k19800 a month just image so instead of inreasing salaries you incrase minmum wage which is shame to us as workers and that money to you is dog allowance and yet you are expecting the same people to vote for you .The govt of Malawi is for foreigners because are the one enjoying than us some of them they dont know anything they are just coming as kutheba as our grand fathers used to go to Zimbabwe but the govt is just looking at it and yet you are saying taonjezera minmum wage za ziii .mu Malawi muno muli anthu ophunzira moti nthito zomwe akugwira ma foreigners enawa titha kugwira ife a malawi but you just looking at it

  6. Simpo oh my pipo.
    for every 4 workers i will fire 1 worker to meet costs.
    from a work force of 80 the 8 weak links can start looking for a job at gondwes house

  7. This is a joke! The cost of living is way too high, there is no way one can live on that. Malawi will at some point have a zero income tax mainly because brainy workers are emigrating.
    Yes grass is greener on the the other side not in Malawi!!!!!

  8. Munthu Amene Sagula Ndiwo Amadya Mosasamala Chifukwa Sadziwa Kudula Kwake Kmanso Sadakhesele Thukuta Ndie Aboma Salipila Xool Fees Ikulipila Nd Boma Sagula Sugar Akuyenela Kupanga Nkhanza Kma Tonse Nd A Malawi Tikumana 2019

  9. What’s 25,000 pamalawi .eg sugar k1,000 bread k320,00. Pamwezi munthu ungakwanise kudya daily ?chifukwa chake umbava suzatha kumalawi

  10. Mwina ena nkumaganiza kuti anthu amapita Ku Jon chifukwa sanaphunzire, ayi, mavuto kwathuko,,, k25000 pa 30days, shaaaaaaa, rent pompo, sugar K1100, koma abale,,, pomwe Ku Jon ndalamayo imapezeka within 3days,,,, zipitilizani kumanyoza anthu aku Jon koma tikudziwa chomwe tikuchita,, ndiponso boma likuyenera kubwera poyera lifotokozenso za phindu lomwe limaopeza pa anthu omwe amagwira ntchito Ku Jon

  11. 25000 or 30000 per month, and out of that 25000 or 30000 they must pay rent, electricity, food, water, then after they will remain with 5000 or 3000 in their pocket. Do u mean also can have a chance of building their own houses, sending their children to xool? And that 25000 they can just buy 3 trousers then it is finished so what are they going to wear? Our politicians in Malawi are specialist in failure and corruption, shame on them

  12. Nde muwadziwitseso amwenye za zimenezitu..akumatipweteka ndi ma k500,koma ganyu wake asatero!! nde mafana oti taswera kwambiri patauni pano kupanda kutero mmwenye aona makofi akachita makani

  13. 25,000.00 shame feeling comfortable addressing the nation like this do u know the price of feteliser or do u know the price of cement even the price of lron sheet and do u know how much is school fees now nonses think like u were choosen by the pipo to b there do not throw them away u will need them 2019…..ndichifukwa anthu amakanika kumanga manyumba mumakwawo kumadikira persion ikatuluka

  14. Stupid should go to minister of finance.His minimum wage has increased poverty in the country.Nothing has changed since taxes hv been raised up.25000MK it’s almost nothing.Malawians are still emigrating to other countries insearch for green pasture.No jobs & money.

  15. What can 25000Mk buy Mr Gondwe?can someone survive with that cash??that amount is R500. God should intervene upon my beloved country Nyasaland

    • Economy has to be stable first raising minimum wages without much careful our already struggling companies may collapses.e.g. tawonapo companies kuchotsa anthu coz of unnecessary perk adjustments.but 90pin could be fair indeed kkkk

    • 90k per month in Malawi? check other Malawians in Jonz who are paid below 1500 rands in shops and tailoring companies, u have no idea of what you are talking . Malawi is poor country lets just accept that

  16. Ma salary mukukwezao mukukwezerana nokha nokha ku bomako kumapanga kuti anthu akunja akuzuzidwa popasidwa salary ochepa.akakudandaulirani nothing to say,ma tax ndamene mwakwezao ena malipiro ali popaja pa k10 pin is true?

  17. zachamba mafolena amene alindi mabizinesi awo amangopatsa anthu awo antchito dalama zochepa pamene inu simuchitapo kanthu bola akakupatsani chitseka pakamwa zitsilu inu pamodzi ndi bwamphiwanu